Sue is the shadow —
watch her like clockwork
in deference to the sun,
a sundial
in her being.
Being that we are all still living,
at least for now, Sue is the watchword.
A shibboleth for power,
organized in masterful, solar,
radiant energy.

Sue is the golem made inevitable
and her scales are not so much keratin as
something less sinewy — something concrete.
Her lumbering will not cease so long as we defer dreaming
and avoid the dim glow of our human kindness.
It is a simple covenant that binds us,
reliable as the phases of the moon.


The Visual Narrative will KILL US ALL!!

In my previous writing on the videosphere, I explored the delineation between “film” and “television’ as discrete cultural modes, understood as a historicist, a posteriori taxonomy as well a semiotic modality. Though there is a substantial difference between the two mediums, demarcating and separating works of the videosphere does counter Debray’s general theory of mediaspheres, as well as how we have come to consume visual narrative as our dominant cultural mode.

This essay will expand further on Debray’s social theory of the videosphere, as well as provide a number of diffuse, cross-disciplinary insights, into this primacy of the moving image…


The Videosphere, surely as Professor Debray imagined it.

Film and television, as mediums, share a mostly comfortable coexistence within what the French theorist Régis Debray termed the videosphere, defined as both the medium of visual narrative but also as the epoch of the primacy of the image. In Debray’s analysis, visual narratives represent not only our primary forms of entertainment, but also our primary way of understanding and interacting with the world. In short, the videosphere is how we now generate our ideas, or indeed have ideas generated for us.

However, as both television and film have proved to be so dominant and ubiquitous within our culture, it…


Derrida’s critique of Fukuyama, seen here

Francis Fukuyama’s 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man posits that with the fall of the Soviet Union, the liberal democracies of the West represent not only the dominant ideology worldwide, but also a new universal force of enduring global peace. Using Georg Friedrich Hegel’s theories of epochal history as his historical foundation, Fukuyama argues that Western liberal democracy has superseded the need for continuing epochal historical analysis — in turn, bringing about the “End of History”, as described by Hegel in The Phenomenology of Spirit. …


“It’s heads!”

If you recently have had the good fortune to listen to any of the myriad third-stringers who currently populate the low single digits in Democratic Primary polls, you will have heard these automaton candidates mention ideas like “staying the course”, or a “return to normalcy”, or “continuing what we started”.

What lurks in the heart of the mediocre Democratic Party hack? Lust for power, desire for access, acknowledgement of prestige — all these things are signified by the modern Democratic Party establishment, that interchangeable array of careerists, but do they believe in anything?

Perhaps they do. Modern centre and centre-left…


“That’s The Move”

“That’s The Move”

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………………here we go
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………………………………..here we fucking go

It started off-hand,
understated when repeated, without the
overly mannered intent for which I’ve been
known. Repeated again, and again, we turn from
chortles to chuckles, then to uncontrolled fits. This time we
made it A Thing, a collection of hazy tics in search of a punchline.

It’s just a pile of rocks, hoisting the foundations of a tomb in which we were left

to die.

I’m getting ahead…


by Wilbert Steere, Eccentric Millionaire and Landowner

You can’t throw a stone these days without hitting a millennial complaining about the economy, their terrible circumstances, or the “mess” that baby boomers left for them. Well, call me old fashioned, but I believe in personal responsibility. And I truly do believe that if millennials are serious about owning property, all they need to do is spend a single, solitary night in the very mansion that stands behind me.

Oh, of course, there are…peculiar rumors about the old house. Rumors of a macabre nature, certainly. The story of Mrs. Lougheed is practically…


I’ve recently submitted a number of poems to be published (and, by God, some people are actually publishing them!), and something I’ve realized is my tendency to write long, meandering poems. And that’s fine! But I wanted to experiment and explore, so here are 18 shorts poems of various forms on various topics. Enjoy. :)

2017

Can we play a game?

Come on, get up on the couch,

The floor is fascism.

After KRC

My head

is throbbing hard

and all I see are stars;

supernovas birthed fully-formed,

I blink.

Another Missive From White America

Christ is Risen! And

everyone’s spending their time

defining satire.

Apolitical

You’re political,

and…


It is widely agreed that Toronto has the finest transit system the world over, but have you ever wondered how some of Toronto’s iconic stations got their names? Well, they’re mostly named after streets. But how did those streets get their names?

As an amateur historian, I have put the work in doing all this incredibly difficult research so that you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

Runnymede: Runnymede Collins was one of Toronto’s earliest and prominent ghosts. In the mid 19th century, Runnymede Collins innovated such ghost trends as the rattling of chains, moving through walls, and of course: saying…


Toronto’s bar scene has never been better. From cozy wood-paneled rooms to sprawling, noisy venues and clubs, Toronto is stuffed to the brim with exciting, innovative watering holes just ready for you to “get your drink on”!

But Toronto has some hidden gems, too. We’ve set out to find five cool Toronto bars that may not have been on your radar, that also contain some kind of portal connecting us to The Other World, full of The Vile Ones and their Haunting Screams. Let’s get into it!

1. Bar Amora (Little Italy)

This gorgeous Little Italy spot, located at the…

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